What is Bibbo or Tender Cashews?
Many of us have only tried dried and mature cashew nuts that we buy from stores, unaware of the different types of cashews and their benefits. Fresh tender cashews called as bibbo (plural: bibbe) in Konkani, and are used in making the various recipes. Cashews are plucked & peeled to get tender cashews at the right age. They are plucked long before they grow fully into a mature cashew nuts. Hence, tender cashews are soft as opposed to the fully developed, dried cashew nuts that we get in market.
The normal season for this is around the Ugadi festival and Konkani’s prepare various dishes during the festival.
- All time favorite Tender Cashewnut Side Dish (Bibbe Upkari)
- Another Konkani classic Bibbe Sagle (Konkani Style Tender cashewnut curry)
- Uttara Kannada districts popular Karwar Style Bibya Usal (Spiced Cashew nut subzi)
- Kaju Tonak, Goan Cashew Curry – A delicious dish from Goa